Victoria BC: Girls Weekend Guide

Just before Christmas Salma and I got a rare opportunity to slip away from life, responsibilities (aka husbands & kids), and work stress to take both of our first ever girl’s trip! It’s kind of sad that neither of us…

Artisan Pears from the Sacramento Delta

There are many things I’m passionate about, and artisan made products, good quality food, and travel are all pretty close to the top of my love list. So you can imagine how excited I was to visit the Sacramento Delta…

The Phulkari Bagh

My love for the phulkari flower is well documented on the blog, but I’ve never written about my quest to find a phulkari bagh of my own. A bagh is a traditional dupatta embroidered for a special occasion like a…

Tips for Travelling to India

Earlier this year I went back to India for the first time in 20 years. I’d visited a twice before as a child and teenager with my family, but this was the first time I planned a trip myself. It…

Jaipur Travel Guide

When we started planning our India trip at the end of last year, the city I was most excited to visit was Jaipur. I’ve always been intrigued by Rajasthan. The folk music, the outfits, the jewelry, and the bandhini print…

Tips for Shopping in India

Before I left for my India trip in February (which feels like forever ago), I had a HUGE shopping list. I kid you not; everything from kundan payal and chand bali earrings, to garam masala, Amrita Pritam books, and craft…

Agra Travel Guide

After spending two days in Amritsar on our Pink Chai India trip, we took a 14 hour train ride to our second destination – Agra. We arrived in the city around 5pm pretty beat, which really only gave us one full…

Amritsar Travel Guide

Whenever I travel, I’m usually the type of person that wants to go somewhere new. I’ve always felt life is too short to keep going back to the same places and doing the same things, but I think the city…

RoozenGarde: Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

I’m a big believer that if you write things down they will happen. Not always when you want them to, or how, but eventually they will happen. Last year I wrote a spring bucket list, and the second item on…


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